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Kathy Deaver

Apr 30, 1956 - Dec 19, 2017
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Kathy Deaver, age 61, passed away at home on December 19, 2017 after a year-long battle with cancer.  Kathleen Marie Pride was born in Yakima, on April 30, 1956, to Theo and Phyllis (Noel) Pride. Yakima was home most of her life. She attended and graduated from Davis High School.  

Kathy married her next-door neighbor and best friend Dan in 1975.  They were married for almost 43 years.  They have two children: Joe of Boise, ID and Melissa of Yakima, WA and six grandchildren.  Kathy loved her family more than anything.
Kathy enjoyed playing softball and was known as “Slugger” by her teammates.  Kathy cherished the time she shared fishing with her cousins at Clear Lake.  She enjoyed her yard and garden.  Kathy looked forward to spending time on the Oregon Coast with family and friends.
Throughout her life, Kathy was a devoted worker.  She ran an in-home daycare, worked in fruit warehouses packing apples and pears, and, until her health failed, in the kitchen at Franklin Middle School.
Kathy is preceded in death by her brother Joe and her parents.  She is survived by her husband Dan, her son Joe (LauriAnn), daughter Melissa (Val), and her brother Rick Pride.  During the past thirteen years Kathy’s favorite activity was interacting with and loving her grandchildren Madison, Hayes, Elli, Pierce, McKinley and Lincoln.
Kathy was always the life of the party.  She lit up every room.  She accepted everybody.  Kathy made holidays and special gatherings memorable.  She will truly be missed.  Kathy’s life will be honored at a celebration of her life at a future time.  We love you and will miss you Kathy, Mom, Grandma!

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